Mulberry Green, Harlow, 1955Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Harlow >> Pigot's's Directory 1863
If you wish to trace any of these people on the census returns, the nearest census date for this 1823 directory is the 1841 census. There are a number of commercial providers of census returns. These include:
Note: the directory lists the names in the following order: Surname, First Name. It also abbreviates names. These have been reversed and typed in full to assist research.
My ancestor lived here at this time, but why aren't they listed here? Answer: Not everyone appeared in a trade directory. Please read our Trade Directories article.
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Thomas Penn, postmaster
Rev. Thomas Finch
Susan Elizabeth Lodge
John Foreman, attorney
Edmund Goodwin, auctioneer
Henry Phillips, auctioneer
James Bridgeman, baker and flour dealer
Thomas Glascock, baker and flour dealer
Thomas Bowtel, blacksmith
John Hatcher, blacksmith
James Saunders, boot and shoemaker
Samuel Waterman, boot and shoemaker
Henry Girling, grocer
Samuel Seymour, grocer
James White, grocer
Inns, Taverns and Public Houses.
The George, George Crane
Green Man, R. Cook
Crown PH, James Dean
Marquis of Granby, Thomas Forster
Queen's Head, Mary Green
John Humpries, builder
James Mumford, builder
Henry Girling, linen draper
James White, linen draper
The Chequers PH, Old Harlow, 1971.© Copyright Penny Mayes contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
William Barnard, maltster
Thomas Chaplin, maltster
George Goodwin, maltster
John Barnard sen. and jun., millers
William Reddington, miller
John Wright, miller
Mrs Girling, milliner
Harriett Hall, millener
Mrs White, milliner
Miss Woods, milliner
Samuel Boatran, plumber and painter
Joseph Nottage, plumber and painter
William Jones, tailor
Isaac Reddington, tailor
David Whittaker, tailor
James Bridgman, confectioner
Harvey Collins, wheelwright
William Dobson, surgeon
Frank Francis, saddler
Thomas May, butcher
John Perry, glover
William Pratt, watch and clock maker
Daniel Pretlove, brazier and tinman
Edward Prior, bricklayer
James Wright, cooper
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Harlow - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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